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American Samurai (1992)

R | | Action | 3 March 1993 (USA)
An American reporter teams up with a martial arts expert, whose half-brother is a "yakuza"--Japanese mafia--drug dealer to battle swordsmen from around the world n a Turkish arena.

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Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

John Corcoran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ... Andrew 'Drew' Collins
Mark Dacascos ... Kenjiro Sanga
Valarie Trapp ... Janet Ward
Rex Ryon ... Ed Harrison
Melissa Hellman Melissa Hellman ... Samantha
John Fujioka ... Tatsuya Sanga
Douvi Cohen Douvi Cohen ... Stephane (as Douvey Cohen)
Mark Warren Mark Warren ... Turk in Disco / Lars
Koby Azarly ... Turk in Disco
Shalom Avitan Shalom Avitan ... Turk in Disco
Baruch Berkin Baruch Berkin ... Hotel Clerk
Aryeh Moskona ... Announcer (as Arie Muskuna)
Michael Morim Michael Morim ... Police Chief
Misha Gal Misha Gal ... Body Guard (as Moshe Gal)
John Slater John Slater ... Body Guard
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An American reporter and a martial arts expert with a half-brother who is a yakuza drug dealer battle swordsmen from around the world in a Turkish arena. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja: American Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

During the final battle the two fighters are both wearing nearly identical black uniforms, but the fight includes footage from an earlier battle where another fighter was wearing red ribbons, they fly in and out from just outside the camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 1 sec to remove a brief shot of a butterfly knife being snapped open. See more »

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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Bradley's best, maybe
18 February 2007 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

Although I guess David Bradley is a highly skilled martial artist, I don't think he was that good in the three "American Ninja"-movies he took part in. "American Ninja 3" was OK, but the 4th and 5th installment of the series were just terrible. This movie is much better. It's an arena-fighting movie, and it's well performed. They managed to throw in a lot of different fighting styles from many places, and it was really interesting. Several of the styles were new to me. Another great thing is the introduction of Marc Dacascos into the world of martial arts movies. He's a great fighter, and here he made a convincing and extremely evil villain. The fight scenes in this movie are good, and they're also extremely brutal (even more brutal than "Shootfighter"). If you like martial arts action, you'll definitely like this movie.


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